Do you remember the children’s story “Where’s Waldo”?
Tomorrow, we at Live at Five will join in worship with our sister congregations of St. Martin’s, St. Michael’s morning service and San Gabriel. Before and after worship, we’ll cook, serve and clean up after a meal. Some of us will be in the kitchen, some on the serving line and some sitting at the tables with people not so different from ourselves. All of us will surely meet the face of God. Will we be able to spot God’s face?
Recently, I read an article about seminaries of the future and of the past. One of the take-aways for me was the notion of scripture as a lens for seeing God’s work in the world. Tomorrow, let’s listen for Amos’ call for justice to flow down like water and righteousness to flow like an ever-flowing stream. Let’s watch Abraham welcoming angels unaware. Let’s keep our eye out for those who follow the counsel of Micah to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God. While we’re at it, let’s look for the wise people bringing gifts to God in human form.
Remember, tomorrow--Sunday, August 11--Live at Five will serve at St. Martin’s Hospitality Center. We’ll get up early. Some really early so they can make breakfast for 250-300 people. Others will come for worship at 8:00 a.m. and to help with clean-up. We’ll all meet in the community room of Flying Star at 8th and Silver to reflect on where we saw God in the community of people who live on the streets and in the community of those who serve from St. Michael’s.
In gratitude for our life together,